Brian Murphy

President & Managing Director

Group Lead: Aerospace, Manufacturing

Education and Certifications

Brian is a graduate of the University of Redlands, where he earned a double major in financial economics and accounting in addition to a minor in mathematics.  He holds Series 24, Series 79, Series 82 and Series 63 licenses with FINRA.  In 2015, Brian was recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of Seattle’s “Top 40 Under 40” for his business leadership and community involvement.

Professional Experience

Brian is President and Managing Director at Meridian Capital and also leads the firm’s Aerospace & Precision Manufacturing Practice.  As President, Brian is responsible for managing the firm’s activities and driving strategic initiatives. Over the course of his 10+ year investment banking and strategic consulting career, Brian has advised clients across an assortment of industry segments, including aerospace, manufacturing & distribution, consumer products, technology and telecommunications. He has successfully advised 70+ business owners and entrepreneurs on a variety sell-side and buy-side advisory, recapitalization, growth equity, and strategic advisory engagements. Prior to Meridian, Brian was a management consultant with Accenture Consulting in Washington, DC and New York.  At Accenture, he worked with multiple Fortune 100 companies on issues related to revenue assurance, sales and process enhancement, and system integration.

Community Service and Involvement

Brian serves as President-elect of the University Redlands of Alumni Board of Directors and is also a member of the Board of Trustees.  He also is on the leadership committee of the University of Redlands Seattle Alumni and Community Involvement Chapter, where he is actively involved in mentoring current students, MBA candidates and young alums.  Brian is a native in of the Pacific Northwest.  He currently lives in Seattle with his wife, Kerri, and daughter, Tatum.  On the weekends, you will most often find him spending time with his family or on the tennis or basketball court.

Brian Murphy exhibited a deep understanding of the M&A process. He quickly learned our culture and was able to communicate complex concepts quickly and succinctly. His leadership, intelligence and engaging personality were critical factors in the success of our transaction. We enjoyed working with Brian and the entire Meridian team.

- Duncan McLean, President and Shareholder, Burton Saw

Recent deals

Acquired by

Apollo Video Technology LLC

Apollo, established in 2004 by Rodell Notbohm and Ying Chang with headquarters in Bothell, Washington, is a leading manufacturer of video surveillance, fleet, and information management solutions.

Transaction Description

Meridian served as the exclusive financial advisor to Apollo and its shareholders in the transaction with Luminator Technology Group, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity.

Industry Sector

Aerospace, Technology

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Washington

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Aquired by

Thortex

Thortex is a leading manufacturer of orthopedic implants and medical instruments.

Transaction Description

Purchased by Avalign Technologies, a full-service precision manufacturer of implants and instruments, specialty instrumentation, cutting tools, and delivery systems to the orthopedic medical device and specialty surgical markets.

Industry Sector

Healthcare & Life Sciences, Aerospace, Manufacturing

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Portland, Oregon

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Acquired by

H R Givon Ltd

H R Givon Ltd is an Israel-based manufacturer of metallic components for the aerospace industry.

Transaction Description

Purchased by Wipro, an India-based hydraulic solutions provider focused on manufacturing products for mining and defense.

Industry Sector

Aerospace

Target Country

World

Buyer Country

India

Client Location

Israel

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Recapitalized by
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Classic Accessories, Inc.

Classic Accessories is the leading designer and distributor of innovative textile products that cover, protect and organize outdoor gear in North America.

Transaction Description

Recapitalized by CID Capital, LLC, an Indianapolis-based private equity firm focused on investments in middle market consumer companies.

Industry Sector

Consumer

Target Country

USA

Buyer Country

USA

Client Location

Kent, WA

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Acquired by

J&M Machine LLC

J&M is a Tier II supplier of precision machined metallic parts and assemblies for the global aerospace industry.

Transaction Description

Acquired by Accurus Aerospace Corporation, a portfolio company of Libery Hall Capital Partners.

Industry Sector

Aerospace, Manufacturing

Target Country

USA

Buyer Country

USA

Client Location

Renton, WA

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Acquired by

Burton Saw and Supply

Manufacturer and distributor of consumable products and equipment including saws, saw tips, abrasives and replacement machine parts to saw mills’ filing rooms

Transaction Description

Acquired by Pfingsten Partners

Industry Sector

Industrials, Manufacturing

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Eugene, OR

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Brian Murphy
Contact

Brian Murphy

t: (206) 224-6156
e: bmurphy@meridianllc.com email

Acquired by

Carlton Saw Chain

Saw chain manufacturer and wholesaler

Transaction Description

Acquired by Blount International

Industry Sector

Industrials, Manufacturing

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Milwaukie, Oregon

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Brian Murphy
Contact

Brian Murphy

t: (206) 224-6156
e: bmurphy@meridianllc.com email

Chuck Wilke
Contact

Chuck Wilke

t: (206) 224-6151
e: cwilke@meridianllc.com email

Acquired by

Clearwater Spas

Manufacturer of high-quality, luxurious hot tubs

Transaction Description

Acquired by FV Capital

Industry Sector

Consumer, Industrials

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Bothell, WA

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Brian Murphy
Contact

Brian Murphy

t: (206) 224-6156
e: bmurphy@meridianllc.com email

Acquired by

Dynamics Ceramic Limited

Manufacturer of resistant material components for aerospace and industrial applications.

Transaction Description

Acquired by CoorsTek, Inc.

Industry Sector

Aerospace, Manufacturing

Target Country

UK

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

East Midlands, UK

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Acquired by

Emanuel Geraldo

Supplier of fashion-oriented winter apparel accessories for young women and girls

Transaction Description

Merger with Jacob Ash Holdings

Industry Sector

Consumer

Target Country

Canada

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Montreal, Canada

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Brian Murphy
Contact

Brian Murphy

t: (206) 224-6156
e: bmurphy@meridianllc.com email

Acquired by

Etonic

Branded athletic shoes sold by Lotto

Transaction Description

Acquired by AL&S Weisfeld Group

Industry Sector

Consumer

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Italy

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Brian Murphy
Contact

Brian Murphy

t: (206) 224-6156
e: bmurphy@meridianllc.com email

Growth Equity and Capital Raises

Exposed Skincare

Online retailer of branded natural skin care products

Transaction Description

Growth Capital and MBO Financing Provided by Bank of America

Industry Sector

Consumer

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

N/A

Client Location

Seattle, WA

Transaction Type

Growth Equity and Capital Raises

Brian Murphy
Contact

Brian Murphy

t: (206) 224-6156
e: bmurphy@meridianllc.com email

Acquired by

Green Toys Inc.

Manufacturer of eco-friendly and socially responsible children?s products

Transaction Description

Acquired by the Friend Group LLC

Industry Sector

Consumer

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Mill Valley, CA

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Brian Murphy
Contact

Brian Murphy

t: (206) 224-6156
e: bmurphy@meridianllc.com email

Acquired by
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Imaginetics, Inc.

Supplier of fashion-oriented winter apparel accessories for young women and girls

Transaction Description

Exclusive advisors with BGL to the shareholders of Emanuel Geraldo

Industry Sector

Aerospace, Manufacturing

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

United States

Client Location

Auburn, WA

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Growth Equity and Capital Raises

Mobile Tool Management

Provider of portable automation tools and software systems

Transaction Description

Growth Financing Provided by Craft3

Industry Sector

Industrials, Aerospace

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

N/A

Client Location

Mukilteo, WA

Transaction Type

Growth Equity and Capital Raises

Brian Murphy
Contact

Brian Murphy

t: (206) 224-6156
e: bmurphy@meridianllc.com email

Bruce Pym
Contact

Bruce Pym

t: (206) 224-6158
e: bpym@meridianllc.com email

Acquired by

Omega Morgan

Leading heavy equipment moving and industrial services company

Transaction Description

Acquired by Riverlake Partners

Industry Sector

Business Services, Industrials

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Hillsboro, OR

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Brian Murphy
Contact

Brian Murphy

t: (206) 224-6156
e: bmurphy@meridianllc.com email

Growth Equity and Capital Raises

Pacific Market International

Designer and supplier of insulated beverage and food containers

Transaction Description

Acquired by Joshua Green Corporation

Industry Sector

Consumer

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Seattle, WA

Transaction Type

Growth Equity and Capital Raises

Brian Murphy
Contact

Brian Murphy

t: (206) 224-6156
e: bmurphy@meridianllc.com email

Chuck Wilke
Contact

Chuck Wilke

t: (206) 224-6151
e: cwilke@meridianllc.com email

Acquired by

Procesos Termicos

Supplier of precision machining, sheet metal, hydro forming, special processing and heat treat processes to the aerospace industry

Transaction Description

Acquired by Noranco

Industry Sector

Industrials, Aerospace, Manufacturing

Target Country

Mexico

Buyer Country

Canada

Client Location

Monterrey, Mexico

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Acquired by

VIOX Corporation

Manufacturer of glass compositions

Transaction Description

Acquired by Ceradyne, inc.

Industry Sector

Healthcare & Life Sciences, Industrials, Aerospace, Manufacturing

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Seattle, WA

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Brian Murphy
Contact

Brian Murphy

t: (206) 224-6156
e: bmurphy@meridianllc.com email